Today, I had to take a family friend and her dog to the vet to have the dog euthanized. The dog was 13, with bad hips and knees and in a tremendous amount of pain, it was time. She had been a loyal friend and beloved companion. She was a good dog right to the end.

So today is a sad day. At the same time, it's a relief (of a sort) because she's not suffereing anymore.